Sparrow Brings Back Memories

This Rufous-collared Sparrow (eBird link) is Latin American, found from the hills of Chiapas, Mexico to the southern tip of South America, including throughout the central hill country of Costa Rica. Every time I see one, I remember my first trip to Costa Rica in 2009 when I saw and photographed my first one at Savegre Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota. Memorable because it was a mother bird feeding her juvenile an earthworm. You can see that photo and others in my Rufous-collared Sparrow Gallery. Or in my travel gallery, 2009 Birding Tour. Pura vida from that very first visit here!

Rufous-collared Sparrow, Best Western Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica

And more photos . . .

Rufous-collared Sparrow, Best Western Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica
Eating a Leaf, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Best Western Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica
Rufous-collared Sparrow, Best Western Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica

See more birds in my gallery, Best Western San Jose BIRDS

¡Pura Vida!

4 Replies to “Sparrow Brings Back Memories”

  1. Thanks Arturo! In the states there is a different sparrow that is very common there like this one is here.

    QUESTION – I’ve seen the Spanish name spelled both as one word and two words – is it officially two words? come maíz ? Or is one word okay: comemaíz? Must be 2 words because my auto-correct is trying to change that one word to two! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.